In this south Chicago suburb, there's music on five stages, plus a petting zoo, hurling, theater, Irish dog and pony exhibits and red hair, freckle and bonnie baby contests.
The heritage festival at McKee Farm Park in this Madison suburb features such things as folk dancing, a puppet show, a pasta-eating contest and vintage baseball as well as bocce ball.
Listen to bagpipe bands, eat Scottish food and watch sheepdogs, Highland dancers and athletes.
The festival in this small town just west of Appleton features a chocolate-eating contest, a Tour de Chocolate bike ride, a bicycle rodeo, an Artisan Village and fireworks.
See dragon-boat racing, a water-ski show, sand sculpting and car shows, all along the Fox River.
Judy Garland's hometown will offer such events as a trivia game, a petting zoo, games, carriage rides, talks and a free showing of the famous movie under the stars.
Lockport was the headquarters of the Illinois & Michigan Canal and site of the first lock; now it's on the National Register of Historic Places.
At its festival, there are historic reenactors, horse-drawn carriage tours of the canal, duck races, a juried craft show, music and a 6 p.m. Friday parade.
This town just west of Minneapolis, on the Crow River, celebrates with a boat parade, fireworks, human foosball tournament, canoe races, water-ski show, car show and parade at 1 p.m. Sunday.
This festival at the Hjemkomst Center includes demonstrations, performances and goods that tell about society and culture in Viking-age Scandinavia and beyond.
This pre-Fourth festival on the shores of Lake Monona includes live bands, a human cannonball, a roller-derby exhibition, kids' activities and fireworks.
This downtown festival features a Culinary Row, Fun Zone for kids and Sunday fireworks in addition to music.
This festival in the Hometown of Ronald Reagan features music, a carnival, fireworks and a parade.
This festival in Menomonee Park, next to Lake Winnebago, celebrates the logging era, when Oshkosh was known as Sawdust City. It includes a historic village, flea market, carnival, Fourth of July fireworks and music on two stages, including Sabor-a-Mexico.
Bring your own throne to this race at Perkinstown Park. Teams of four pushers and one squatter compete for the titles "hardest pushers'' and "prettiest potty.''
This festival has a scenic location in Marina Park, on the Lake Superior waterfront.
This northern town near Grand Rapids offers a powwow Friday, wild-rice lunch, bike rodeo, sawdust scramble, singing competition and fireworks Saturday and a parade Sunday.
The festival in this Swedish town just north of the Twin Cities features fireworks, a car show and a parade.
There's a Music Fest, carnival and car and motorcycle show in Petersen Park the first weekend and a children's ice cream social, arts and crafts fair and Sunday parade the second weekend in Veteran's Memorial Park.
This street fair in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood includes an arts fair, music, carnival rides, an all-Ford car and truck show and Saturday fireworks.
There's a carnival, pet parade, ice-cream eating contest and live bands in the town on the Fox River.
Dawes Park on Lake Michigan turns into a global village for this celebration of music, dance, arts and food.
The milk-carton boat races and sand-castle contest returns to Lake Calhoun's Thomas Beach. There's a new paddleboard category, and a showdown between milk-carton boats, a dragon boat and a rowing shell.
This town on the St. Croix River celebrates with a concert, hike, cruise, wildlife demos, paddleboard and log-rolling demos, a fishing derby and an and ice-cream social at the Octagon House.
The festival in this town between Milwaukee and Lake Geneva includes evening glows, a flight competition, helicopter rides, a craft fair and kids' activities.
Decorated bikes, cars and one Couchmobile will circle Lake Harriet at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring a decorated conveyance and join the parade; meet at 5 p.m. at the Rose Garden.
This festival on the shores of Lake Minnewaska is famous for its lighted pontoon parade, followed by fireworks. On Sunday, there's a parade on land, followed by a water-ski show.
The rodeo in this town of 90 is a good excuse to explore the Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway, which winds through Chippewa National Forest north of Grand Rapids.
This suburb of Chicago exalts the plump Eastern European dumplings, filled with cheese, mashed potatoes or sauerkraut, with pierogi eating and tossing contests, a Mr. Pierogi songfest and a Polka Parade.
This free harborfront festival features locally produced specialties as well as cooking demonstrations, gardening workshops and music on three stages.
There's a pedal tractor pull, duck derby, firemen's water fight and 6 p.m. parade.
The festival in this lake town on the Heartland State Trail features an inflatable obstacle course, hula-hoop instruction, a casting contest, music on three stages, kids' games, an ice cream-eating contest and a parade at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Mix potions, play quidditch, hunt for horcruxes and make wands, spellbooks and broomsticks in Diagon Alley.
Tickets are sold out for this year.
At the confluence of the Fox River with the Illinois, there's a carnival, paddleboat races, Art in the Park, Taste of Ottawa, live bands and a parade on the last day.
This smaller art festival in Powderhorn Park, in south Minneapolis, is not far from the big Uptown Art Fair.
This festival at Grand Traverse Commons features music and more than 200 craft beers.
There's a big parade downtown, followed by the Duck Splash Festival in Allen Park, then fireworks.
There's music on two stages, children's games, a petting zoo and an arts fair in Carson Park. Entry to Paul Bunyan Logging Camp and Chippewa Valley Museum is included.
This Lake Superior town celebrates with rock music, a classic car and motorcycle show, a luge run and inflatables for kids.
Musicians and storytellers perform on eight stages at this festival in Island Park on the Fox River.
Once a year, on Labor Day, people can walk across the five-mile span, the third-longest suspension bridge in the world.